“(Here are) the raw material of facts and thoughts, wood, as it were, so called from the multiplicity and variety of the matter contained therein.”
From Ben Jonson’s Commonplace Book

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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Local Development Environment: Apache, PHP, and MySQL with Homebrew

OS X 10.10 Yosemite comes with Apache and PHP pre-installed, but it's not in a great configuration, requires root to make lots of changes, and can introduce issues with file ownership and permissions. We prefer to use Homebrew to avoid these problems and because it's easier to keep up to date with newer versions of each component and extend customization. We can also set things up to be fully automatic so you can create new websites locally without needing to edit any configuration files. Read on for our tutorial on settings this up in Yosemite.


What John Edwards and I are reading

On my "What I've Been Reading Lately" list is the book The Working Poor, by David Shipler. From the description of the book on


The Beginning of Blog Storm

Sometimes, as a blogger, it's
easy to get caught up a blog storm without realizing how many people
don't even know it's going on. After relating this story to some folks --
EchoDitto team members -- on the way to lunch, I thought I'd write it down. It's


We're Off to India!

Could this possibly be the
first blog post from  on board a
commercial cross-Altantic flight
As if London


Worth waiting for

Today is a special day for anyone who's been following the ongoing saga of Republican Leader Tom DeLay's ethical misadventures.


Putting the Intern back in International Justice Day

How many law students quit full-time university jobs to take internships at small progressive technology consulting firms? At least one.


2008 Presidential Wire

Patrick Ruffini, a former Bush/Cheney '04 Webmaster, has created the first 2008 Presidential Wire, an aggregator for all blog posts and MSM stories covering potential presidential contenders of both the Democratic and Republican parties.


A "Right To Be Heard"

There's an evolving discussion on the blogs today about the politics of web technology providers. The focus is on Convio, Inc., an Austin-based company that made its name last year providing web services to the Dean campaign.


The Mugging of the American Dream

Wow. Just left the main ballroom at the Take Back America conference, where Bill Moyers was the opening speaker for todays plenary sessions.



Podcasting. Now.

Now that you're blogging, you should probably get up to speed on podcasting. (You are blogging, right? We talked about that, remember?) Like we told you before, if you're not podcasting yet. You should be.

I see you like to read printed material. You should check out Nicco's book The End of Big: